6 Hours of SX Tonight!

JuliusPleaser

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Just a friendly reminder: SPEED will air the Seattle SX at 7 pm Central tonight, followed by the Seattle Lites at 8 pm and LIVE coverage of the finals in Vegas at 9 pm.

Stock up on chips & drinks, and take the phone off the hook. :cool:
 

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My night shift better be a slow one or I wouldn't want to be the tard that makes me earn my money tonight :laugh:
 
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Oldguy,do you have an airplane,or fast helicopter?I do not think I could make it in 2 hours,but are you up for a trip tomorrow?How about predictions,MA will not finish in the top 10,3 kaws on the lites podium(not a sw slur)Cr may have something in his last big hoorah,but after last week!And I hope FK is there in the lites,last year he almost died,unbelievable how well he rode last week!
 
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Chris K said:
That track is crazy..
It's not the track, i think it's the #1 plate thang on the bike, has always and will always be unsolved crashout mystery in sx/mx, ask the GOAT or the fastest man on planet who chose to stay with the #7 .
 
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Does anybody else think there were too many jumps on that track? The riders spend half of the time in the air and nothing really happens in the air. No passing, no blocking, no nothing. Having all of those big jumps makes the riders focus on setting up for the jumps because if they set up wrong, they crash. They can't focus on blocking riders, passing, or running a bunch of different lines. Everybody just single files out. Then, when they get to an interesting section like thunder alley, they're all so far apart that they remain single file through the section. The track should have more sections like the table tops, the small triple going into thunder alley, and the thunder alley. These are sections of track where riders can be agressive and mix up lines. If they come up short on a jump, the jumps are small enough that the riders don't die. All of the rest of the jumps are just there for the spectacle and not for the racing.
 

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76GMC1500 said:
Does anybody else think there were too many jumps on that track? The riders spend half of the time in the air and nothing really happens in the air. No passing, no blocking, no nothing. Having all of those big jumps makes the riders focus on setting up for the jumps because if they set up wrong, they crash. They can't focus on blocking riders, passing, or running a bunch of different lines. Everybody just single files out. Then, when they get to an interesting section like thunder alley, they're all so far apart that they remain single file through the section. The track should have more sections like the table tops, the small triple going into thunder alley, and the thunder alley. These are sections of track where riders can be agressive and mix up lines. If they come up short on a jump, the jumps are small enough that the riders don't die. All of the rest of the jumps are just there for the spectacle and not for the racing.
That is SX.
The real battle to win races are in the outdoors that is called MX. The only real connection is that they both are done on motorcycles

A quote from one of the first Great outdoors DVDs (it's been so long I don't remember it word for word or who said it :bang: )
"SX is entertainment like a ballet. MX is a war"
 

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#15
I missed the race :( I read that stewart lead for all 20 laps. Was this race boring or interesting?